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Dave Colon

Dave Colon is a reporter from Long Beach, a barrier island off of the coast of Long Island that you can bike to from the city. It’s a real nice ride.  He’s previously been the editor of Brokelyn, a reporter at Gothamist, a freelance reporter and delivered freshly baked bread by bike.

Feds: Congestion Pricing Will Be Better Than We Even Thought … And the Pressure is Now on Hochul

The FHWA affirmed the tolls won't have an adverse impact on the environment — kicking it to Gov. Hochul to determine what happens next.

June 15, 2024

You — Yes You — Can Help Connect Grand Army Plaza To Prospect Park

The city is considering expanding the plaza on the north tip of Prospect Park to connect to Grand Army Plaza.

June 14, 2024

Hochul’s Congestion Pricing ‘Pause’ Lets Drivers Off the Hook and Riders Holding the Bag

Hochul's decision not to toll disproportionately wealthy drivers means fare hikes and service cuts for disproportionately working class subway and bus riders.

June 11, 2024

Reporter’s Notebook: Where Were You The Day Congestion Pricing Died (Maybe)?

Gov. Hochul's gambit has not gone well, with spirits in Albany only buoyed by me, Dave, showing up to the Capitol to crack some jokes and yell.

June 7, 2024

Two Huge Questions About ‘Gridlock Gov.’ Hochul’s Congestion Pricing Delay

Can she even do this? And does she have a revenue plan? Maybe and no seem to be the answers.

June 6, 2024

Subsidies For Bike-Share Would Get Huge Bang For Small Bucks: Report

Classifying bike-share as mass transit could unlock a huge state revenue stream for the popular transportation mode.

June 5, 2024

Wider Crosstown Bike Lanes Coming on 2 Midtown Strips

It's the latest effort to take advantage of the predicted reduction in vehicle traffic from congestion pricing and increase cycling.

June 3, 2024

DOT Proposes Bus Lanes To Speed Up Crosstown Transit In Upper Manhattan

Bus lanes are coming to 96th Street as part of a handful of last minute transit and streetscape changes for congestion pricing.

May 17, 2024

The Next Fight: Which Gov’t Vehicles will Get Congestion Pricing Exemptions?

Certain government vehicles will be exempt from paying the congestion pricing toll, but which ones? And how? Let the Explainer explain it all to you.

May 14, 2024